Casa Cara Lodge

Casa Cara Lodge

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4.5
#1 of 7 campsites in Parys
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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Free parking
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tiaanfolscher wrote a review Oct 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We camped at Casa Cara and really loved it!

We had a pool stand in row A (R370/night) that was conveniently close to the pool and play area as well as the ablution facilities
Camp stands are paved with a patch of grass either side. Each stand has it's own braaier (that gets cleaned out every morning) as well as black bin.
The stand also has a green shade net over which really helps a lot during the summer.

The play area is great next to the pool and includes 2 trampolines.
There's a kiddies pool of 50cm and a bigger pool of max depth 1.5m.

The ablution facilities are clean, and equipped with showers. There are plenty of sinks for dishes as well with hot water provided from a gas geyser.

At the lodge there's another play area and pool that is available to the campers at no cost. There's also an awesome indoor play area great for kids under 2 years.

For R50 you can view the animals on premises, offering a few surprises including wolves and cats from the Americas. The kids loved it.

You can never control fellow guests' behavior, but it was good to see management crack down on loud and inappropriate guests.

Casa Cara is a great camping venue that caters especially well for kids so we'll be coming back for the next couple of years.
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Date of stay: October 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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rethae817 wrote a review Nov 2023
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The private bathrooms in the camping area are full of spiders not cleaned proper although we pay for the private bathroom extra as well as the water of the shower is runing towards the toilet which make it durty please put in a shower mat as well as a strip between the toilet and shower that the water cannot run towards the toilet. Mop is not good enough we can still slip on the wet floor as the floor are even the water is running everywhere. Over the river there were a party going on the whole night and early morning till 7 in the morning. The staff also drive like mad guys and because of corners and children going ahead my child were falling off her bicycle just to get away from the vechile speeding towards her this is not on as we are there to enjoy the weekend/holiday. The staff at reseption and gate were very friendly and we enjoy the water world just attend to the above and this will be a great place to stay. The river guest we do understand is at the other side but maybe get a compromise from them till 12 o clock at night. The parking at the swimming pool need trees as the staff also do not know how to park and take up 2 parkings which means the guest do not have parking. Most of above can be change to make this is exellent place to stay. Thanks...
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Date of stay: November 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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stevenknoetze wrote a review Apr 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Good day. The resort is in a very good and clean condition. A lot of effort is put in to keep everything operational and tidy. nice environment for kids to play and have fun. The gravel road from the main road to the resort is terrible and my only let down. We were supposed to be 9 camping sites but only 3 accepted invitations due to bad road. Please address this gravel road to remove the corrugation
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Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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jstekelenburg wrote a review Jan 2022
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We camped at Casa Cara pool stands over Christmas and New year. We really enjoyed it. The bathrooms needs attention. When we arrived the bathrooms were dirty. We complained to management who did not make any effort. We eventually contacted the owners and they sent in a team to clean. For the rest of our stay the cleaner was there more regularly, but management did not come and inspect, which meant that the cleaner only moped the floor and did not make much more of a cleaning effort.
Further the bathrooms are in urgent need of maintenance. Most doors dont close, taps dont work, leaking basins and taps etc. The gas water geysers are also not working as should. If anyone else opens a tap or flush a toilet then you have a cold shower.
Overall we enjoyed the place but we suggest that the owners and management check up on the workers and maybe use the facilities every once in a while to see what the issues might be.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: December 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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haroon2022 wrote a review Mar 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked the lodge for an extended family weekend away and the guests were all satisfied and very happy with the facilities, accommodation and location. We were ably assisted by Peppie and we thoroughly enjoyed the place. We would highly recommend the lodge.
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Date of stay: March 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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hanneletlabuschagne wrote a review Apr 2023
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The camping site at the swimming pool is very neat with paving, shade and close to ablution. It is a perfect family getway destination. There is a lot to entertain for kids and adults. We had a wonderful stay and will go there again soon!!
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: April 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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ansmit2022 wrote a review Mar 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We went camping on one of the riverside stands with our own ablution facility. The stand had paving which was a huge bonus. We camped during the week, therefore it was very quiet and there was no noise during the evening/night. The staff were very friendly and helpful, especially the cleaning staff. We had a very enjoyable few days and will most certainly go back there
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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antoinette965 wrote a review Sept 2023
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice resort, we booked the river stands for camping with private ablutions, which is what I prefer.
However the hot water was not working correctly, They tried to resolve it twice, but was still not working, the tap at the basin has hot water, but the shower only for about 10seconds then it is cold, something must be wrong with the plumbing of it. Because it seems only the basin tap ignites the geyser (gas).
Another draw back is that the dish basin is at the braaier and it does not have hot water.
The resort is nice, the slides and swimming pools are nice
staff are friendly and helpful
Places seems kept and tidy.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: September 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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amandaharris388 wrote a review Feb 2023
Roodepoort, South Africa3 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The chalet (Baracca 2) was amazing. The decor is stunning. The receptionist on duty went out of her way to accommodate us with an extra room on the Friday night. Thank you.
The small animal enclosures were disturbing as these are wild animals that should be in the wild, not cooped up in camps where they do not belong. We were told they are being rehabilitated but we are not convinced that is true. We would have come back if it wasn't for these poor animals.
The guard at the security gate should be spoken to about asking for food as we passed through to go to town. This is supposed to be a high end resort, not a place for beggars.
We unfortunately had very wet weather and couldn't fully appreciate the camping amenities etc. The restaurant building is impressive but the service is absolutely shocking as is the food (my pizza base was raw).
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Date of stay: February 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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besteraturbo wrote a review Oct 2022
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved the camping side and the swimming pool,but the bathrooms was not clean and i never had hot water. I think only 2 times a day they were cleaned if smelted around 10 o'clock. If you can just address this. It will be a wonderful experience
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: October 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Natasha M wrote a tip Nov 2019
Terni, Italy14 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Honeymoon suite's doors don't seal so bugs swarm the place when you have the lights on at night."
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,048 - R 1,085 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaFree StateParys
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Frequently Asked Questions about Casa Cara Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Casa Cara Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Kiki’s Vintage Photo Studio (5.9 km), Pine's Emporium (5.8 km), and The Man Cave (6.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Casa Cara Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and kids activities.
Is parking available at Casa Cara Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Casa Cara Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include O's restaurant, Hoi Polloi, and Angelo's Pane Vino.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Casa Cara Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
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